In loving memory of HM the Queen, with two of her favourite companions

26th September 2022

AGM – advance warning!

The AGM will be on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30pm at The Fenwick Hotel. Please be there to support the club and to put forward any ideas that you may have for club events in the future.

Some dates for you diary

Ayr Riding Club is a member of British Riding Clubs (BRC) and follows the advice of BRC and HS (HorseScotland) when deciding whether to run training and competitions in the present circumstances.   The rules and regulations change fairly frequently so we will try to keep you up to date with what we are able to do.  


Ailsa Gilchrist’s next lessons at Gainford will be on Wednesday 19th October and are already being booked up, get to Equo quickly!

David Gatherer SJ Training;  the October date has been confirmed as Wednesday 12th October, this is at Kirkton.

Debbie’s polework sessions at Gainford are re-starting on 5th October with classes at 3 and 4 pm.


Trec training has finished for this year. We hope to organise both training and competitions for next year. The last event was training with a small competition at Muirmill on 25th September. the results for the competition were;- 1st Laura 127 points, 2nd Susan 110, 3rd Fiona McLellan 100, 4th Lynne 77, 5th Sheila 74, 6th Sheena 71, 7th Fiona Kirk 62, 8th= Janie and Nicola 58, 10th Ruth 38.

Huge thanks go to Maddie, Dan, Wilma, Iva, Kris and Jen for making the day such a success.

BRC Competitions this year

30th October Winter SJ @ SNEC and Novice dressage@ Morris on the first weekend of November (date tbc). Look out for more details on all these competitions coming soon, helpers needed as always.  If you are interested in competing or volunteering, please email Hayley Nelson

Last, but by no means least, on Sunday 23rd October we will be having a fund raising combined training event!

This will be at Muirmill. You will be able to do dressage or show jumping or both, straight after each other.

The classes are:- Dressage class 1 Prix Caprilli, class 2 Intro B, class 3 Prelim 12, class 4 Novice 34.

Jumping class 5 40cm, class 6 50 cm, class 7 60cm, class 8 70 cm, class 9 80 cm, class 10 90 cm.
This will a fund-raising event which has been kindly supported by Laura & Lee McCabe at Muirmill Equestrian Centre; they have given us the outdoor arena for the day and all proceeds from the event will go towards supporting our teams and individuals who qualify for future BRC Championships.

All the training events can be booked through Equo on the Events page, remember to click the box for discount if you are a member of ARC.

Congratulations also go to all our members who participated at Blair Horse Trials from eventing, show jumping, working hunter and showing (hope I haven’t missed anyone out).

Membership can also be booked through Equo and is £35.  Remember, if you want to enter BRC competitions you have to be a club member. BRC are not sending out individual membership cards in 2022, in order to decrease costs and waste, but are emailing cards to members which can be saved.

Good luck to all our members who are competing at Blair Horse Trials in all the various events. Hope you have great time and make some wonderful memories!